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30. August 2023

Ambassador of the USA Scott Miller and President of the Government Fabian Peter learn about sustainable steel production at Ƶ in Emmenbrücke

Emmenbrücke, 30.08.2023. Ƶ received a high-ranking delegation consisting of the US Ambassador to Switzerland, Scott Miller, and the President of the Government of the Canton of Lucerne, Fabian Peter, for a plant visit in Emmenbrücke. The meeting focused on sustainable steel production, current challenges and the important training of apprentices.

The open discussions paid particular attention to the current high energy prices, upcoming decarbonization tasks and the importance of barrier-free access to international markets. During the subsequent tour of the electric steel plant of Ƶ subsidiary, Steeltec AG, Ambassador Scott Miller showed particular interest in the apprenticeships and took the opportunity to meet apprentices in person. 

The visit to the electric arc furnace, where the steel scrap is melted down, proved to be a particular highlight. The imposing forces of this process not only impressed the participants, but also provided the talking point for the discussion about the Ƶ's goals: to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2038. Thanks to the use of recycled scrap and 100 percent renewable electricity, the company already has a carbon footprint that is more than 90 percent below the global average for steel producers. Frank Koch commented: "The visit by Ambassador Scott Miller and President of the Swiss Government Fabian Peter underlines the outstanding importance of sustainable steel production in Switzerland as a driver for an efficient circular economy."

 

About Ƶ
The Ƶ today is one of the world’s leading providers of individual solutions in the special long steel products sector. The Group is one of the leading manufacturers of tool steel and non-corrosive long steel on the global market and one of the largest companies in Europe for alloyed and high-alloyed constructional steel. With close to 10,000 employees and in-house production and distribution companies in over 30 countries and on 5 continents, the company guarantees its customers a global supply and customer service, and offers them a complete production portfolio as well as sales and services around the world. 

 

Contact:

Anina Berger
Vice President Corporate Marketing and Communication

Steeltec AG  
c/o Swiss Steel Holding AG
Landenbergstrasse 11
CH-6005 Lucerne
Tel: +41 (0) 41 581 4121
communications(at)swisssteelgroup.com

 

Helmut Freiherr von Fircks
Communications

Steeltec AG
c/o Swiss Steel Holding AG 
Landenbergstrasse 11
CH 6005 Lucerne
M: +41 795484895
M: +49 172 296 2222
h.freiherrvonfircks(at)ext.swisssteelgroup.com

 

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